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Nutrition for the Strongest Immune System Possible

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     With Covid19 still lurking around the corners, it’s important to keep your immune system as strong as possible. This starts with the quality of fuel you put into your machine; if your nutrition is poor, your system will be weak and lacking. Unbalanced food laden with preservatives & fats create back-ups in the gut with slow, hard to digest food. This creates an on-going energy drain for many systems of the body, including the immune. Having the strongest immune system possible will require max absorption of the highest quality nutrients. This can be accomplished by eating the right foods (in controlled proportions), while also discontinuing certain poor food choices/bad habits. Here are some general guidelines….

     Your diet should be rich in various proteins (fish, meats, eggs) as well as nutrient dense vegetables. Broccoli and brussel sprouts top the list but also include many different brightly colored fruits and vegies as often as possible (5-6 servings/day, vegies more than fruits). Your diet should also contain small amounts of essential fats; these are in certain nuts & seeds, avocado and certain cold water fish. Avoid sugars and processed foods as much as possible. Avoid fast food/restaurant food as ‘regular’ meals; reserve these for treats/special occasions. Avoid soft drinks completely. Shoot for drinking 1-2 liters of water/day. Try to consume 2/3’s of your daily calories in the first ½-2/3’s or your day. Avoid overeating and eating late at night. NEVER skip breakfast. If you have questions about your nutrition or need any help implementing any of these ideas, please contact us through the website or call for an appointment; CLICK HERE.


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